"I’ve long stopped bleaching; I’ve realised it can cause skin cancer" – Bukom Banku
Popular Ghanaian boxer, Braimah Kamoko, widely known as Bukom Banku, has advised the general public against skin bleaching, emphasizing that the practice can lead to severe health issues such as cancer.
According to the controversial boxer, he has long abandoned the harmful beauty trend due to its potential health hazards. Banku further explained that he wanted to be very handsome, hence the reason why he bleached his skin. However, after being advised by some ‘Big Men’ he’s decided to put a stop to it.
The boxer made this known while speaking in an interview with Akua Sonto on Accra 100.5 FM’s Ayekoo Ayekoo.
”I was advised by the big men in the building to stop bleaching, So that bleaching you will not see again. I’ve stopped. Bleaching is not good,It can lead to all kinds of cancer,” he said.
Bukom Banku to a greater extent disclosed he suffered no known side effects of the beauty trend but chose to listen to the “big men in Ghana” and stopped.
According to him, it takes him just a month to bleach since he intimately knows how the creams work. He indicated it was creams he was using and not taking drugs as the pastor in his community thought.
“Even one of my doctors from London called me to stop . After one month of use, I’ll be looking fair,” he added.
Credit: Ameyaw Debrah